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Stain Beneath Jesus Painting at RI Church Seen as a Sign

A small red stain is drawing attention to a church in Newport, Rhode Island

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    Jesus Painting Stain: Miracle or Mystery?

    A small red stain underneath a depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus is drawing attention to an Episcopal church in Newport, Rhode Island. (Published Tuesday, June 2, 2015)

    A stain on a wall beneath a painting of Jesus has some parishioners in Rhode Island wondering if it's a miracle or just a mystery. 

    The painting hangs inside the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist in Newport.

    The reddish line is right below Jesus' feet on the cross.

    The church's vicar is calling it a sign of a Holy Presence, but won't go as far as calling it a miracle.

    "God is saying to us, pay attention, I'm here. I'm present. I'm at work," says Father Humphrey. 

    The stain has been there for years and has been washed off from time to time, but it keeps reappearing, according to father Humphrey.